Moving Traditions and Women of Vision Present
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Thursday, April 2, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Library Reading Room
7605 Old York Road, Melrose Park, PA
Kosher breakfast and lunch will be served
Cost of program $54 – includes certification, workbook and meals (valued at $150)
Class limited to 30 – first come first served
Moving Tradition is proud to invite you to join our Youth Mental Health First Aid training, an 8-hour certification course through the National Council of Behavioral Health. The training introduces participants to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds an understanding of the importance of early intervention and teaches individuals how to help adolescents in crisis experiencing a mental health challenge. This training uses role playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis, select intervention, provide initial help an connect young people to professional, peer, social and self-help.
Moving Traditions’ Teen Groups Rosh Hodesh, Shevet, and Tzelem, support the health and well-being of Jewish teenagers. This training will provide advanced skills to educators and mentors who work with youth.
The course teaches the risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including anxiety, depression, psychosis, eating disorders, AD/HD, disruptive behavior disorders, and substance use disorders.
This is a certification program. Participants do not learn to diagnose mental health conditions or how to provide any therapy or counseling – rather, participants learn to support youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or in an emotional crisis by applying a core five-step action plan.
Please note that in order to receive certification you must be present for the entire day.
There is evidence that those trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved coordination with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
The trainer for this course will be Aaron Selkow. Aaron Selkow is a nonprofit leader, devoted camp and youth advocate, educator, and coach. His extensive work as a Jewish communal professional and executive has afforded him the opportunity to learn from groundbreakers, partner and consult with top organizations, and mentor exceptional talent. Aaron served as the director of Camp Harlam from 2011 to 2016, and in 2017 assumed the role of executive director with the expanded portfolio of oversight with Harlam’s various programs and initiatives. Aaron has been featured in print, digital, and visual media, and is a trainer on many topics including certified instruction of Youth Mental Health First Aid.
This project is made possible through a grant from Women of Vision, The Jewish Women’s Foundation of Greater Philadelphia.